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The United States Navy (USN) is the maritime service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest and most powerful navy in the world, with the estimated tonnage of its active battle fleet alone exceeding the next 13 navies combined, including 11 U.S. allies or partner nations. It has the highest combined battle fleet tonnage and the world's largest aircraft carrier fleet, with eleven in service, two new carriers under construction, and five other carriers planned. With 336,978 personnel on active duty and 101,583 in the Ready Reserve, the U.S. Navy is the third largest of the U.S. military service branches in terms of personnel. It has 290 deployable combat vessels and more than 3,700 operational aircraft as of June 2019.

The U.S. Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy, which was established during the American Revolutionary War and was effectively disbanded as a separate entity shortly thereafter. After suffering significant loss of goods and personnel at the hands of the Barbary pirates from Algiers, the U.S. Congress passed the Naval Act of 1794 for the construction of six heavy frigates, the first ships of the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Navy played a major role in the American Civil War by blockading the Confederacy and seizing control of its rivers. It played the central role in the World War II defeat of Imperial Japan. The U.S. Navy emerged from World War II as the most powerful navy in the world. The 21st century U.S. Navy maintains a sizable global presence, deploying in strength in such areas as the Western Pacific, the Mediterranean, and the Indian Ocean. It is a blue-water navy with the ability to project force onto the littoral regions of the world, engage in forward deployments during peacetime and rapidly respond to regional crises, making it a frequent actor in U.S. foreign and military policy.

The U.S. Navy is part of the Department of the Navy, alongside the U.S. Marine Corps, which is its coequal sister service. The Department of the Navy is headed by the civilian Secretary of the Navy. The Department of the Navy is itself a military department of the Department of Defense, which is headed by the Secretary of Defense. The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is the most senior Navy officer serving in the Department of the Navy.

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Photograph of the Rear Control Car of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Photograph of the Rear Control Car of a Dirigible, ca. 1933

Original Caption: Photograph of the Rear Control Car of a Dirigible, ca. 1933..U.S. National Archives’ HMS Record Entry ID: NWL-16051..Creator: U.S. Congress. Joint Committee to Investigate Dirigible Disasters... more

US Navy (USN) Captain (CAPT) Charles M. Gaouette (right), Commanding Officer of the USN Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser (Aegis), USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52), is awarded an 1860 Navy Officer's cutlass replica, during a ceremonial dinner held in the ship's honor at the Historic Public Library at Redondo Beach, California (CA). The BUNKER HILL is anchored off the coast of Redondo Beach, California (CA), in the Pacific Ocean, hosting ship tours for various local groups and media as part of "Navy Days Los Angeles."

US Navy (USN) Captain (CAPT) Charles M. Gaouette (right), Commanding O...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Redondo Beach State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Elizabeth Thompson, USN Release Status: ... more

Side Elevation of the U.S.S. Monitor

Side Elevation of the U.S.S. Monitor

This drawing shows the Ericsson battery of two guns of 12 - inch caliber. Ship Design and Construction Drawings

U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: PC 156..Description: The ship Wilson sailed on to and from Europe for the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hooven..Size: 3x5..Mediu... more

Wilson's Arrival at Brest, France

Wilson's Arrival at Brest, France

Local Accession Number: PC 102..Description: Wilson arrives in Brest, France for the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Unknown..Size: 3.5x5.5..Medium: Print, Sepia..Date: 1918

Wilson on Board U.S.S. George Washington

Wilson on Board U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 182 ..Description: President Wilson on the bridge of the U.S.S. George Washington en route to England and Paris for the Peace Conference. .From left to right: Edith Benham (Secretary to ... more

President Wilson Boarding U.S.S. George Washington

President Wilson Boarding U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: CTG 00019..Description: President Wilson boarding the U.S.S. George Washington, likely leaving from the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Potomac Books, Cary T. Gra... more

U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 2395..Description: U.S.S. George Washington at sea...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Donated by John Zilliox..Size: 3x5..Medium: Photocopy, Black and White..Date: 1918?

Admiral David D. Porter

Admiral David D. Porter

Original Caption: Admiral David D. Porter..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3518..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photograp... more

U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 2395..Description: U.S.S. George Washington at sea...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Donated by John Zilliox..Size: 3x5..Medium: Photocopy, Black and White..Date: 1918?

Wilson's Arrival at Brest, France

Wilson's Arrival at Brest, France

Local Accession Number: PC 102..Description: Wilson arrives in Brest, France for the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Unknown..Size: 3.5x5.5..Medium: Print, Sepia..Date: 1918

Wilson on Board U.S.S. George Washington

Wilson on Board U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 182 ..Description: President Wilson on the bridge of the U.S.S. George Washington en route to England and Paris for the Peace Conference. .From left to right: Edith Benham (Secretary to ... more

Wilson's Arrival at Brest, France

Wilson's Arrival at Brest, France

Local Accession Number: PC 102..Description: Wilson arrives in Brest, France for the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Unknown..Size: 3.5x5.5..Medium: Print, Sepia..Date: 1918

Wilson on Board U.S.S. George Washington

Wilson on Board U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 182 ..Description: President Wilson on the bridge of the U.S.S. George Washington en route to England and Paris for the Peace Conference. .From left to right: Edith Benham (Secretary to ... more

President Wilson Boarding U.S.S. George Washington

President Wilson Boarding U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: CTG 00019..Description: President Wilson boarding the U.S.S. George Washington, likely leaving from the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Potomac Books, Cary T. Gra... more

Admiral David D. Porter

Admiral David D. Porter

Original Caption: Admiral David D. Porter..U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 111-B-3337..From:: Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)..Photograp... more

U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: 2395..Description: U.S.S. George Washington at sea...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Donated by John Zilliox..Size: 3x5..Medium: Photocopy, Black and White..Date: 1918?

U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: PC 156..Description: The ship Wilson sailed on to and from Europe for the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hooven..Size: 3x5..Mediu... more

President Wilson Boarding U.S.S. George Washington

President Wilson Boarding U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: CTG 00019..Description: President Wilson boarding the U.S.S. George Washington, likely leaving from the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Potomac Books, Cary T. Gra... more

U.S.S. George Washington

U.S.S. George Washington

Local Accession Number: PC 156..Description: The ship Wilson sailed on to and from Europe for the Paris Peace Conference...Photographer: Unknown..Source: Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hooven..Size: 3x5..Mediu... more

General view (looking northeast) Headquarters Presidio Reservation, San Francisco, California. The Presidio in the 1870's matches ground plan. Triple-story bachelor officer quarter is on right, original Presidio building is left of center in picture (behind horse-drawn wood cart). Alcatraz is at the right edge of the picture in this view to north-northeast down center of the parade ground. At the right of the flag pole is the hospital, dating from 1854 and still at the original site. Post was inspected in 1866 when it had 1,156 officers and men in 16 companies, 14 of them preparing for duty in Arizona."

General view (looking northeast) Headquarters Presidio Reservation, Sa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

Photograph of U.S.S. President Lincoln

Photograph of U.S.S. President Lincoln

Naval History Photographs (Bureau of Ships)

General view (looking northeast) Headquarters Presidio Reservation, San Francisco, California. Parade ground located in center. Date approximately 1890

General view (looking northeast) Headquarters Presidio Reservation, Sa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: William C. Billington Release Status: Releas... more

This Is the Team That Will Win Every Time

This Is the Team That Will Win Every Time

The U.S.S. Maine exploded on February 15, 1898, and sentiments in Congress shifted from solidly anti-war to overwhelmingly pro-war. On April 11, President William McKinley asked Congress for authority to send A... more

There are hotter places than Washington

There are hotter places than Washington

This illustration entitled "There are Hotter Places Than Washington", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on June 29, 1898, contrasts the heat of summer in Washington to the h... more

"But it was a hot action"

"But it was a hot action"

This illustration entitled "But it was a Hot Action", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on July 4, 1898, depicts Uncle Sam wiping his brow after a hard-fought decisive victo... more

Shafter's Ultimatum

Shafter's Ultimatum

This illustration entitled "Shafter's Ultimatum", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on July 5, 1898, depict Admirals George Dewey and William T. Sampson holding the staff of... more

The Press is Mentioning Him

The Press is Mentioning Him

This illustration entitled "The Press in Mentioning Him", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on July 9, 1898, alludes to the controversy surrounding Admiral Sampson's taking ... more

Only a Full-fledged Admiral Could Handle Them as Dewey Does

Only a Full-fledged Admiral Could Handle Them as Dewey Does

This illustration entitled "Only a Full-Fledged Admiral Could Handle Them as Dewey Does", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on August 31, 1898, depicts Admiral George Dewey... more

He hath done what he could

He hath done what he could

This illustration entitled "He Hath Done What He Could", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on March 25, 1899, shows a dejected Colonel Henry Watterson, who strongly endorsed... more

Picture Perfect, which features the US Navy (USN) in panoramic photographs, is a new exhibit featuring photographs taken in the early 1900's that depict ships, buildings and people of Sewell's Point over the last 89 years. The exhibit is open to the public at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, Norfolk, Virginia (VA)

Picture Perfect, which features the US Navy (USN) in panoramic photogr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: Naval Station Norfolk Scene Camera Operator: PH2... more

Tom Reardom, a former US Navy (USN) Operations Officer, views the new Picture Perfect exhibit, which features the in panoramic photographs, featuring photographs taken in the early 1900's that depict ships, buildings and people of Sewell's Point over the last 89 years. The exhibit is open to the public at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, Norfolk, Virginia (VA)

Tom Reardom, a former US Navy (USN) Operations Officer, views the new ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: Naval Station Norfolk Scene Camera Operator: PH2... more

Retired US Navy (USN) CHIEF Personnelman (CPS) Paul Perkins looks at one of the featured photos in the Picture Perfect exhibit. The Picture Perfect exhibit features the Navy in panoramic photographs, featuring some taken in the early 1900's that depict ships, buildings and people of Sewell's Point over the last 89 years. The exhibit is open to the public at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, Norfolk, Virginia (VA)

Retired US Navy (USN) CHIEF Personnelman (CPS) Paul Perkins looks at o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: Naval Station Norfolk Scene Camera Operator: PH2... more

Former US Navy (USN) Electrician's Mate 3rd Class (ET3) Fred Knutsen looks at one of the featured photos in the Picture Perfect exhibit. The Picture Perfect exhibit features the Navy in panoramic photographs, featuring some taken in the early 1900's that depict ships, buildings and people of Sewell's Point over the last 89 years. The exhibit is open to the public at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, Norfolk, Virginia (VA)

Former US Navy (USN) Electrician's Mate 3rd Class (ET3) Fred Knutsen l...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: Naval Station Norfolk Scene Camera Operator: PH2... more

General view (looking northeast) Headquarters Presidio Reservation, San Francisco, California. Parade ground located in center. Date estimated 1900

General view (looking northeast) Headquarters Presidio Reservation, Sa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public C... more

The US Navy (USN) exhibit Picture Perfect. The Picture Perfect exhibit features the Navy in panoramic photographs, featuring some taken in the early 1900's that depict ships, buildings and people of Sewell's Point over the last 89 years. The exhibit is open to the public at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, Norfolk, Virginia (VA)

The US Navy (USN) exhibit Picture Perfect. The Picture Perfect exhibit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: Naval Station Norfolk Scene Camera Operator: PH2... more

U.S. Navy Yard, New York

U.S. Navy Yard, New York

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Launching Ways U.S.S Connecticut

Launching Ways U.S.S Connecticut

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Connecticut

U.S.S. Connecticut

This is a photograph of the USS Connecticut (BB-18) with traditional masts. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Vermont

U.S.S. Vermont

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Brooklyn

U.S.S. Brooklyn

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S. Navy Yard, New York Submarine

U.S. Navy Yard, New York Submarine

This image is of one of a Plunger Class U.S. Submarines. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock Number 4, Granite and Concrete for the U.S. Navy Yard, New York, New York, Pump Well Sump and Details, Scales as Indicated

Dry Dock Number 4, Granite and Concrete for the U.S. Navy Yard, New Yo...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Washington

U.S.S. Washington

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S. Navy Yard, New York

U.S. Navy Yard, New York

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Hartford

U.S.S. Hartford

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Vermont

U.S.S. Vermont

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Maine

U.S.S. Maine

This photograph shows the USS Maine in the dry docks. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Connecticut

U.S.S. Connecticut

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Raleigh

U.S.S. Raleigh

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Massachusetts

U.S.S. Massachusetts

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Raleigh

U.S.S. Raleigh

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Vermont

U.S.S. Vermont

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S. Navy Yard, New York

U.S. Navy Yard, New York

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Maine

U.S.S. Maine

This photograph shows the USS Maine in the dry docks. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Launching Ways U.S.S Connecticut

Launching Ways U.S.S Connecticut

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

U.S.S. New York During Post Launch Sea Trials

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S. Navy Yard, New York Submarine

U.S. Navy Yard, New York Submarine

This image is of one of a Plunger Class U.S. Submarines. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dahlgren's Floating "Derrick"

Dahlgren's Floating "Derrick"

In this photograph the USS Dahlgren (Torpedo Boat Number 9/TB-9 which is Coast Torpedo Boat Number 4, 1917) is in the foreground and the crane in the background is the Dahlgren Floating "Derrick." Photographs o... more

U.S.S. Ohio

U.S.S. Ohio

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock Number 4, of Granite and Concrete for the U.S. Navy Yard, New York, New York, Suction and Discharge Pipes for Condenser, Scales as Indicated

Dry Dock Number 4, of Granite and Concrete for the U.S. Navy Yard, New...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Crane for Launching Ways for U.S.S. Connecticut

Crane for Launching Ways for U.S.S. Connecticut

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Crane for Launching Ways for U.S.S. Connecticut

Crane for Launching Ways for U.S.S. Connecticut

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Launching Ways

Launching Ways

This is a photograph of dry dock number 2, showing the west wall. It shows the hull of the USS Connecticut, Battleship Number 18 (1906-1922) under construction. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Bu... more

Launching Ways, U.S.S. Connecticut, Looking Northeast

Launching Ways, U.S.S. Connecticut, Looking Northeast

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Launching Ways, U.S.S. Connecticut, Looking East

Launching Ways, U.S.S. Connecticut, Looking East

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Demonstration of Surgeon George Lung's Apron Stretcher

Demonstration of Surgeon George Lung's Apron Stretcher

This is a photograph of a demonstration of Surgeon George Lung's apron stretcher. It shows the inventor, Surgeon George A. Lung, to the right of his invention with two sailors; one of the sailors is in the apr... more

Launching Ways U.S.S Connecticut Looking Southeast

Launching Ways U.S.S Connecticut Looking Southeast

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Pump Well General Plan and Details, Dry Dock Number 4 of Granite and Concrete, U.S. Navy Yard, New York, New York

Pump Well General Plan and Details, Dry Dock Number 4 of Granite and C...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Pump Well Roof Details, Dry Dock Number 4 of Granite and Concrete, U.S. Navy Yard, New York, New York

Pump Well Roof Details, Dry Dock Number 4 of Granite and Concrete, U.S...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Connecticut Looking Southwest

U.S.S. Connecticut Looking Southwest

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Connecticut Looking East

U.S.S. Connecticut Looking East

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Connecticut Looking Southeast

U.S.S. Connecticut Looking Southeast

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Connecticut ust Before Launching, Looking East

U.S.S. Connecticut ust Before Launching, Looking East

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Connecticut Ways after the Launching

U.S.S. Connecticut Ways after the Launching

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Connecticut, after the Launching

U.S.S. Connecticut, after the Launching

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Connecticut Launching

U.S.S. Connecticut Launching

This is a photograph of the USS Connecticut launching and a crowd of observers. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Connecticut Ways after the Launching

U.S.S. Connecticut Ways after the Launching

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Connecticut Just Before Launching, Looking Southeast

U.S.S. Connecticut Just Before Launching, Looking Southeast

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Constellation, Tacoma, and Minneapolis

U.S.S. Constellation, Tacoma, and Minneapolis

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Inaugural Committee No. 40, Admiral George Dewey

Inaugural Committee No. 40, Admiral George Dewey

This illustration entitled, "Inaugural Committee No. 40, Admiral George Dewey", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on January 21, 1905, depicts 1905 Presidential inaugural c... more

Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schley, Retired

Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schley, Retired

This illustration entitled, "Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schley, Retired", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on May 7, 1905, depicts a portrait of Admiral Schley who retired... more

Strolling Down to the Club

Strolling Down to the Club

This illustration entitled, "Strolling Down to the Club", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on May 7, 1905, depicts a portrait of Admiral Schley who retired after a forty-fi... more

Site of Dry Dock 4, From Building 131, Looking East

Site of Dry Dock 4, From Building 131, Looking East

In this photograph, the Four Stack Cruiser seen in the background is the USS Columbia (1894-1922), Cruiser #12. Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Colorado in Dry Dock 3, Pumping Out

U.S.S. Colorado in Dry Dock 3, Pumping Out

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Colorado in Dry Dock 3, on Blocks

U.S.S. Colorado in Dry Dock 3, on Blocks

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. Indiana, in Whitney Basin, Looking Northeast

U.S.S. Indiana, in Whitney Basin, Looking Northeast

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

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